Wednesday, January 17, 2018

 Cougar senior Desirae Gibson shoots over a Locomotive defender in the game in Laurel on Jan. 22.Cougar senior Jackson Booth is blanketed by two Three Forks defenders in the non-conference home game on Jan. 23.

Cougars rout Three Forks

Girls lose 4th straight game

Kiefer McKay scored 24 points – many on fast-break layups off long passes from fellow senior Tanner Osborne – and the Columbus Cougars used a 20-1 scoring blitz to open the second half to pound Three Forks 72-48.
Osborne added 18 and Ryland Stampfel chipped in 14 in the non-conference win.
The Cougars were on the other end of a streak in Friday’s game at Laurel, as the Locomotives outscored Columbus 19-9 in the fourth quarter to erase a 3-point Columbus lead and defeat the Cougars 41-34. Osborne’s 16 led Columbus.
The Columbus girls have been plagued by a sputtering offense all year and never more so than the weekend’s games, where the Cougars managed only 28 points in non-conference losses to Laurel and Three Forks.
Adding injury to insult, the team has lost senior guard Tana House for the season due to a knee injury suffered in the Jan. 16 Shepherd game.
Both Cougar teams travel to non-conference foe Big Timber on Friday and then resume 4B district play with a home game Saturday against Joliet.

Three Forks 5 9 8 10 – 32
Columbus 1 4 7 3 – 15
Three Forks: Heather Wilson 1, Sydney Lane 3, Josie Scott 2, Morgan Allen 2, Kaylen Pitcher 3, Ky Rae 8, Shainy Mack 13,
Columbus: Desirae Gibson 1, Megan Rouane 4, Alexa Riveland 8, Carli Dyba 1, Kayla Teeters 1.

Columbus 3 4 4 2 – 13
Laurel 11 18 24 6 – 59
Columbus: Desirae Gibson 4, Megan Rouane 2, Alexa Riveland 2, Kenedy Wiggs 1, Tyona Robbins 2, Camryn Ault 2.
Laurel: Rylee Clark 6, Aspen Cotter 8, Paige O’Toole 3, Dakota Boehler 5, Kenna Goettlich 7, Paige Hodge 9, Abbie Lohof 17, Ellie Kildahl 2.

Three Forks 7 14 9 18 – 48
Columbus 18 15 24 15 – 72
Three Forks: Dalen Miller 18, Peyton Lynn 10, Noah Young 11, Colton Miller 2, Josh Massay 2, TJ Miller 2, Jarred Pruett 2, Corey Yancy 1.
Columbus: Kiefer McKay 22, Dylan Wyllie 2, Brandon Horton 3, Tanner Osborne 18, Chuck Miller 4, Ryland Stampfel 14, Jackson Booth 5, Jace Aumueller 4.

Columbus 8 10 7 9 – 34
Laurel 2 13 7 19 – 41
Columbus: Kiefer McKay 7, Tanner Osborne 16, Chuck Miller 2, Ryland Stampfel 7, Jackson Booth 2.
Laurel: Marcus Gunn 10, Shay Osborne 2, Christian Jones 7, Layne Willis 7, Casey Cole 9, Josh Anderson 6.